Law expert, HRDC condemn former MPs over move for reinstatement

Law expert at the University of Malawi says the move by former me in the just past cohort to seek reinstatement following the Constitutional Court decision to annul the May 21 presidential election is ill timed.

Kamchedzera : The Magistrate made an error in law

Professor Garton Kamchezera said the court will throw out the application before the window for such applications has expired.

“It will be very very difficult for them to succeed because the time for such applications has elapsed. I don’t know which law the lawyers will use to succeed,” said Kamchezera.

About 120 former members of parliament are raising money to hire lawyers for the legal fees and do far they have raised over K800,000 fit for the exercise.

But Kamchezera said the presidency election and the parliamentary poll are very different elections therefore to use legal yardstick to measure each other.

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson Timothy Mtambo has also condemned former members of Parliament that are now seeking  the courts to review the parliamentary elections that were held in May, saying their move is wrong and ill-time.

HRDC argues  the MPs could have gone to the Court shortly after the elections and not now.

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Chilipa Thako
9 months ago

KKKKKK Mtambo ndi gulu lako mudziwanso ulendo uno ma EX- MPs ali ndi ufulu nawonso ofuna kudziwa kuti zawo zinayenda bwanji ? ndiye iweyo usanene kuti ma EX-MPs akulakwitsa kutero ,kodi mmesa iwe umanena kuti ndiwe omenyera ufulu wa anthu ? inde tikudziwa kuti MCP inakupatsa ndalama kuti upange zomwe umapanga zija ,ma EX-MPs alibe ndalama zoti akupatse ndi chifukwa chake ukulubwalubwa against them .pali ponse chilungamo chiyende ngati ma floods .

GREEDY LAWYER
GREEDY LAWYER
9 months ago

YES SOME GREEDY LAWYERS WILL BEHAVE LIKE ANACONDA SNAKES AND SWALLOW UP THE LEGAL FEEES KNOWING VER WELL THAT THE APPLICATION WOULD SIMPLY BE THROWN OUT OF THE WINDOW.
THE PETTITIONERS WOULD JUST SUFFER A DOUBLE BLOW

Budu
Budu
9 months ago

Kamchedzera should know that a court’s judgement can have serious implications on an issue that a court never intended. MEC’s administration of the tripartite elections, according to the ConCourt, was riddled with irregularities. It is therefore right former MPs are reinstated forthwith just as VP Chilima. Palibe zokambirana.

kanchenga
kanchenga
9 months ago
Reply to  Budu

The reason Peter is still president today is that the presidency can not be vacant. However parliamentary representation can remain vacant until it is filled through an election. Why is it difficult to understand such simple matters. People like you are the ones messing up our country because of intellectual deficiency.

Nalingula
Nalingula
9 months ago
Reply to  Budu

Hahaha….Tippex Can have Really Serious ….Implications….Ndani amkatoziwa kuti 50 +1 iripo khale ….We must all thank the Person who Distributed Tippex ….Tippex ANAKONZA….

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
9 months ago
Reply to  Budu

WHICH LAW MBULI IWE, WE HAVE NO COURT OF JUSTICE IN MALAWI, WE HAVE COURT OF LAW! MBUZI IWETI!!

Lenzo
Lenzo
9 months ago

Nthawi yonseyi aniatiali kuti. Kaliati, Atupele, moti simumadziwa kuti anakubelani u MP?

Jeff Mpotazingwe
Jeff Mpotazingwe
9 months ago

Those who did not seek courts’s remedy that was their problem and despite this ambiriwa amayenera kugwa ndithu for they have been useless to the development of our areas and country at large. Those who cannot dance always say the sound is bad. My advice: please learn to let go and move on otherwise go back to your youth.

Kapado Chimulirenji
9 months ago

These are idiotic opportunists. One of them went into the thin air enjoying snakes and frogs in China when his colleagues were fighting a war here. Now the war has been won, he wants the benefits of the fighters. Gwape.

Lr M Chanza
Lr M Chanza
9 months ago

Though not a law expert, former MPs have a point to prove and therefore have to go ahead. The President’s elections were being run concurrently by the same officials. Can the law expert tell us how people who were having problems adding up figures for the presidents ending up with the use of tippex be found to be excellent on mps and counsellors documents without using tippex. Tell us that the presiding officers were forgetting to sign the presidents documents and signing on mps and counsellors docs. Thus practically not true. To some of us we were thinking the petitioners… Read more »

Gagada
9 months ago
Reply to  Lr M Chanza

The expert said the time for such an application expired.
This means they are not allowed by law to apply as the time to make such an application is long passed.

kanchenga
kanchenga
9 months ago
Reply to  Lr M Chanza

Absolutely right but these idiots should have complained then. Are you saying they didn’t know that the election was messed up. It’s good they lost. It is a tangozisiyani like these that have created a retarded Malawi. Useless to the core.

Naluso
Naluso
9 months ago

HRDC please do not forget to put pressure on ACB to arrest all those who attempted to bribe the judges. The appeal by MEC and APM is relying on using the same corrupt system, believe me. PLEASE DO NOT RELENT!!!!!!

Masozi
Masozi
9 months ago

Hrdc you must defend the rights of former MPs instead of oppose their right to seek justice. Mtambo, chaka chino uchita mademo for and against Kikikikiki

Joni
Joni
9 months ago
Reply to  Masozi

Utha kungothandiza ndi ADVICE amwene kkkkkkkkkkk ndizoonekeratu kaya zimenezi!!

Mtaba
9 months ago
Reply to  Masozi

Mtambo’s is the sound of reason. The laws have it in black and white.

Top
Top
9 months ago
Reply to  Mtaba

but there’s a right for people to choose who they want. now does the 14 day rule have more weight than that of people’s rights to elect leaders they want now that MEC is at fault?

Sillica Gell
Sillica Gell
9 months ago

Aliyense akhoza kunena maganizo ake pankhani imene apanga aphungu akaleyi koma zimene zitachitike ndizoti kukhoti kupitidwa, kuwina kaya kusawina akanene ndiakhoti.

Joni
Joni
9 months ago
Reply to  Sillica Gell

Muli nawo makobidi omwazatu!!!

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